23 March 2023

A Roaring Success: Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” at the Amey Theatre

On Tuesday evening, the Amey Theatre buzzed with excitement as the curtains rose for the musical production of Lionel Bart’s “Oliver!” The talented young cast and crew dazzled the audience with their hard work and dedication.

The stunning set designs and atmospheric lighting transformed the theatre into the gritty streets of Victorian England, immersing the audience in another time and place. The exceptional acting and singing of the cast contributed to the night’s success. Rupert’s emotive portrayal of Oliver and his heartfelt rendition of “Where is Love?” captivated the audience, while Freddie’s charismatic performance as the Artful Dodger had the crowd clapping along to “Consider Yourself”.

Notable characters Fagin, Nancy, and Bill Sikes were brought to life by Oskar, Arun, and Joseph, respectively. Oskar’s masterful portrayal of Fagin added humour and humanity, while Arun’s passionate performance of “As Long As He Needs Me” left the audience breathless. Joseph’s menacing presence as Bill Sikes commanded the stage.

The ensemble cast shone in group numbers like “Food, Glorious Food” and “Oom-Pah-Pah,” showcasing their incredible teamwork and dedication. The musical production of “Oliver!” was a testament to the hard work and commitment of students and staff, leaving a lasting impression as one of the school year’s highlights. We eagerly anticipate their next production.

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